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ERIC Number: EJ785037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Assessing the Role of Book Reading Practices in Indian Bilingual Children's English Language and Literacy Development
Kalia, Vrinda
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n2 p149-153 Oct 2007
The goal of this study was to examine the role of Indian bilingual parents' book reading practices on the development of the children's oral language, narrative and literacy skills in English, their second language. About 24 bilingual children from two preschools in Bangalore, India were tested in schools in English on receptive vocabulary, complex syntax, narrative expression, phonological awareness, and concepts about print. The findings suggest that exposure to book reading in English is associated with bilingual children's oral language, narrative and literacy development in their second language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India